[scribus] Troubles importing images into 1.5.0.

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Wed Oct 13 16:40:54 CEST 2010

Trying to convert a cover image from a customer to PDF X/1-a via 
Scribus 1.5.0, build C-C-T-F-C1.8.6 of 4 October.

I created a page size in Scribus exactly equal to the pdf. Then I 
imported that pdf. All I got was the outline of the large print 
characters and no graphics at all. So I converted the pdf to ps with 
Ghostscript and used the online ps2pdf conversion facility of Adobe. 
Same result. 

Then I imported the pdf into Gimp and saved it as tiff. I created a 
large graphic frame exactly matching the dimensions of the original 
pdf and the new tiff. When I placed the tiff I got a red "X" with the 
name of the tiff file in the middle of the X. I tried fitting the image 
to the frame but that didn't help.  Tried converting to svg in 
Inkscape.  Got the inkscape svg file but the text was overlaid in a few 

Right now I am running out of (un)clever tricks. any suggestions? 
John Culleton, Wexford Press

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